There is no doubt that travelling with kids offers them several benefits. From exploring new landscapes and destinations to gaining insights into other cultures and traditions around the world, travelling opens the mind and helps in building character and skills – both of which are necessary for a child’s long-term development.
Some people believe that travelling with kids is a waste of time and resources but some of the richest learning experiences are made on the road. It will surprise you how much children remember from these adventures and how it helps shape their growth into well-rounded individuals.
Now that school is off for the season, it is worth considering travel as one of the activities to keep your children engaged and here are some reasons why it is important to do so.

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Travelling with kids boosts their confidence

Self-confidence in children is something that cannot easily be taught. It must be ingrained in the mind and one of the best ways to do this is through travel. When you travel with children and involve them in activities that propel them beyond their comfort zones, it pushes them to become more confident. This translates to many other aspects of their lives and even helps improve their school experiences. Children who are exposed to travelling are more willing to take up new challenges and conquer them.

It presents incredible learning opportunities

Travelling gives children a more holistic learning experience and helps to reinforce lessons they have been taught in the classroom. Some travel experiences also present the opportunity to learn new things that may not necessarily be taught in a structured classroom environment. Children are exposed to more hands-on learning styles which can help them grasp more concepts in the classroom.

It inspires curiosity and creativity

By nature, children are curious beings and travel helps to foster and channel this natural gift into creative outlets. Creativity begins with curiosity and the capacity to view things differently and what better way to guide children in this well sought-after skill than to expose them to new ideas, cultures, traditions, and landscapes. By doing so, children can develop the critical thinking skills needed to make real-life impacts.

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It teaches new responsibilities

Exposing children to travel gives them a sense of responsibility, especially when parents let them handle tasks independently. This could vary from small tasks like packing their own suitcases to bigger tasks such as managing a travel-related activity or chore. Through these, children are exposed to situations that involve decision making, looking out for others, taking feedback, and learning about consequences for actions. All of which are necessary skills for long term growth.

Travel instils respect in children

Travel gives children the opportunity to learn about being respectful to others and their environments. It teaches them to be more empathetic and understanding of diverse cultures, traditions, and overall outlook of life, which in turn makes them better societal individuals.


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The best thing about travelling with kids is that parents do not necessarily have to go far to reap the rewards. Right in your city and neighbourhoods, there are several experiences that children can benefit from. In Kenya, local museums (such as the Nairobi National Museum), conservation centres (Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage, and the Nairobi National Park) and sports arenas are excellent destinations to visit with children.

Therefore, this school holiday season, make sure to allocate some time to explore different destinations and attractions with your children. The benefits are endless are far outweigh the costs and your children will be grateful for the opportunity.

Contact us today at +254 113 778 894 and to curate the perfect holiday experience for you and your kids.